1/60 SCALE COMPATIBLE TOYS (RIHIO, DIACLONE, LIGHTYEAR, MFT & GUNDAM)

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  1. OptionZero

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  2. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Oh and can't believe I forgot this earlier but I want Inner space to come back, they never got to do Voyager.

    And they could do them so much better now, much more detail, more of the most seem rooms from the shows like engineering with a fold down warp core that you can eject but, Suprise! the ejection mechanism fails randomly.
     
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  3. OptionZero

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    Has anyone tried printing the Diaclone parts by DFS300?
    DFS00

    I paid a local 3d printer guy to run some of these and it turned out badly. Almost every 3 or 4mm opening was off, the finish was rough, t-rails for the pod gantry posts/bars were warped.

    the printed said these were complex shapes and difficult to do, so I paid extra for his time to use better materials and not rush; sadly nothing is useable.

    I am not familiar with 3d printing enough to know if it’s the design, printer or material
     
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  4. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking The world has moved on...we've always said.

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    If they had hips, I'd be all over those. Not being able to sit is kind of a dealbreaker.
     
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  5. lake88

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    Sounds like limitations of the printer used, though slender features like posts and rails warping are likely due to them not setting up enough supports.

    Generally if you can see the print layers with naked eye then friction-based joints like the 3mm/4mm pegs and holes are unlikely to work.
     
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  6. Matrix Quest

    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    I want houses and buildings in modern and/or sci-fi design, which look realistic from all sides AND open. Could be a girls' line, but needs realism, not tons of day glow. Also, not 1:64, but 1:60; the diecast stuff is mostly a smidge too small, with a few exceptions. I've got some kits, but I rarely finish all the projects I start...
     
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  7. OptionZero

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    yeesh. So it sounds like nothing using FDM will be fine enough resolution
    Time to find a better printer
     
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  8. lake88

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    Didn't you or someone bring up terrain for the Infinity tabletop game in the Diaclone base building thread? I only recently learned that they make kits of buildings for that game but ended my search when I found out they were unpainted wood and I do not have the space to paint things that scale. An example:
    Brutal Cities Infinity Terrain Table Review
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    There are some ways to work around FDM printing tolerances, like undersizing holes then drilling them to size, oversizing pegs then sanding them down, using flexible material so tolerances matter less, using pinned hinges etc. I usually end up manually sanding half the TF add-on kits offered by Chinese 3D Printing groups.

    Things like preventing fine and slender parts from warping require experience from the person printing though.
     
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    Locked and loaded, let's take off! IMG_20240516_152740.jpg
     
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  10. Matrix Quest

    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

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    There are plastic, including 3D printed ones for gaming and railroads, but also unpainted. I have a few I have never got that far on...
     
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    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have a buddy locally who is an obsessive with 3D printing. I'll run this by him, but it sounds like your source was at least partially to blame. lake88 raises a good point about viability, but a proper 3D printer using the proper settings and filament or resin should have no trouble. I'll verify locally.

    Noted already, but due to the unpainted and DIY mature of these, you may as well just DIY it yourself with polystyrene sheets and Plastiweld.
     
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    If you've ordered the EM09 Desert Rangers set from Emonster's taobao shop, you should've received a msg about this by now:
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    Gist of it is that the new PA/Nylon shoulder parts pop off easily. Thus they are offering the original ABS parts as free replacements, dispatching from this Sunday onward.
     
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    Resin printing takes a long time to learn and he is right dealing with shapes that transition to 90 angles is hard for the film to release evenly. It sounds counter intuitive but eventually you'll find out the best orientation for these parts is completely vertical. Use a lot of support underneath the horizontal face parallel to the build plate. I found printing to be a chore but useful for prototyping. More than a very folk have sent their files to commissioned printers with great results.
     
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    I am happy to pay you to do it, but I didn’t get replies in PM’s for a while. Is there a preferred way to contact you?
     
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    Diaclone is a sickness folks, look what it made me do.

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    So these are, flat out, the daftest things I've ever brought but the figures are almost exactly the same size as Dianauts so my hands were tied.

    Found another shop that had them cheaper so I brought two more. :rolleyes: 

    More pics soon-ish.
     
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    Omg I need that pineapple. Where did you get them? Smyth's, entertainer?
     
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    Remember this when you fly your pineapple helicopter into battle against freezon beam firing Waruders.

     
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    Entertainer has them, Smyths might have, haven't looked yet.
    I got the donut car from entertainer for £5.60 and then found them in a small local toy shop called Toytown for £4 each.
     
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    So you're saying they could fly it into the sun. o_O 
     
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    [strike]If memory serves Polly Pocket was a partial inspiration for Takara's initial form factor of Diaclone in the first place; compare and contrast with[/strike] Nevermind, I was full of barillium baloney here.
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